Where can I safely dispose of mercury thermostats?

Mercury thermostats are now accepted through a province-wide recycling program called Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP).  The program is administered by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).  This program ensures that mercury containing thermostats can be recycled free of charge a number of locations in communities across the province.

TRP encourages the residential and commercial installation of energy-efficient programmable thermostats and responsibly recovers and recycles older mercury-containing thermostats.

To locate the nearest participating depot or retailer, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the RCBC Recyclepedia or Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) website. 

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